Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim currently serves as the Resident Imam of Muhammad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford. He functions as the Secretary for the New England Council of Masajid, President/Co-founder/Treasurer for the Muslim Endorsement Council (MEC), the Convener and President of the Leadership Council for Connecticut Masajid, and also serves as the New England Regional Coordinator for the American Coalition for Good Government. Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim has studied intensively under various imams throughout the United States in association with Imam WD Mohammed’s leadership and under domestic scholars in the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad. He has also spent many years working in Islamic Education; serving as an Islamic Studies teacher, a city CMS curriculum coordinator for New Haven and Hartford, curriculum coordinator for the North East Region Department of Islamic Education, vice-principal and principal of the Clara Muhammad Schools in both New Haven and Hartford. He has worked with the Mosque Cares Department of Islamic Education on national curriculum development for weekend schools. Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim served as a principal for the Islamic Cooperative Home Schooling Network of Connecticut, a full-time alternative to public education. In addition to his masjid responsibilities, he also serves on the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Healthcare, and is retired from both the Juvenile Justice Department, and as a chaplain for the Department of Corrections. Imam Kashif is married to Khaliah Abdul-Karim and has three children.